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This small tweak could solve the biggest problem you have when pouring wine

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You twist the bottle, or try to yank it up quickly after pouring a glass — we all struggle to drop wine bottles from dribbling down the side of the neck.

But turns out, all it took was some clever engineering to fix the perennial problem.

Daniel Perlman, an inventor and biophysicist at Brandeis University has showed off a bottle with a groove cut into its lip. The groove is what stops the liquid from running down the bottle.

There are already products designed to prevent wine dripping, but Perlman says he wanted to solve the problem without an additional accessary. Read more…

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One more gaffe for India's national airline and people can't stop rubbing it in

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Fault in the stars? Or perhaps in the skies? 

Because nothing seems to be going right for India’s national airline, Air India. First, it was pilloried for choosing to reserve seats for women. Then, a London hotel shamed its cabin crew for taking away buffet food in lunchboxes. And now, this. 

Two of Air India’s engineers forgot a basic step thus forcing an aircraft to make an emergency landing, the Press Trust of India reported

A Delhi-Cochin flight which took off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport early Monday morning had to be grounded forcibly within 40 minutes because the engineers had “forgotten” to remove pins from the landing gear, thus making it impossible for the pilot to retract the aircraft’s wheels.   Read more…

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New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student

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Ed Sheeran’s new video title “Shape of You” about a budding romance has found a new meaning, thanks to some of the brightest young minds from India. 

Students at the prestigious IIT-Roorkee have made a new video for Sheeran’s song that truly captures the desperate struggles of all the tens of millions of students who pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering to find a girlfriend.

Not only does the video sees college students dancing to the right steps, which in itself is impressive, but it also doesn’t deviating from Sheeran’s original portrayal of evolution of a relationship.

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Udacity open sources its self-driving car simulator for anyone to use

sim_image Self-driving cars require self-driving car software, and Udacity’s helping to feed that need with its nanodegree program in the field. Now, the online education company is also making available its self-driving car simulator via open source license, allowing anyone with a working knowledge of Unity to gab the assets, load its preexisting scenes and create their own tracks for virtual… Read More

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Watch Cruise’s self-driving Bolt EV navigate smoothly to SF’s Dolores Park

self-dirving-cruise GM-owned Cruise Automation wants you to be able to see the progress it’s making with its self-driving car tests, in a way that’s more tangible than looking at boring lists of disengagement reports. That’s why it’s been publishing videos of its Cruise test cars navigating real city streets, and a new episode of that video series is available now, showing a Bolt EV… Read More

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